I am wondering if there is a way to do a clean install of Windows 8.1 on a Windows 8 tablet.
Tablet Model is ASUS VivoTab Smart ME400C-C2.
It came originally with Windows 8 32bit. I was wanting to know if there is a possibility of doing this with a Windows 8.1 32bit Disc.
Now i know there is a way to hook up a portable optical drive with a cable called a USB OTG.
I was told by ASUS though i would not be able to boot from the optical drive like a PC or Laptop could and to be able to boot from this OS disc so i can do the clean install this way.
So if there is a way maybe by making a disc.image and putting it on it's MicroSD or running it directly from the disc, i am not sure how this would work running it directly from the disc wanting to do a custom install.
Question, is there any differences with the Windows 8 OS on the tablet now, compared to the Windows 8 OS on a disc usually used for a PC or Laptop ?
Now i know i can just update to Windows 8.1 from the microsoft store, i had issues downloading about 117 updates for Windows 8 on this tablet, taking hours and my WiFi connection is strong.
My first attempt became a failure, while rebooting to configure updates it said " Failure to configure updates rolling back changes".
This went on for all night and never resolved i had to do a Windows 8 reset to get system back and running. This is why i want to try this as an alternative if this next try of updating does not work.
ASUS said do a few at a time, not all at once of the updates. I am trying that now, but with even 10-18 updates it's already almost 2 hours running.
WiFi works fine, use modem on a Desktop and internet worked well on the Tablet too.
O.k. now this is just an alternative and to know if it is possible to do a clean custom install of Windows 8.1 on this Tablet.
But i did or might of found the issue with Windows update, i ran a Microsoft Fix It to troubleshoot and it found problems it resolved and i am trying to download updates now, some did work an went in and some failed. I was trying a few updates at a time, it seems to take forever. I need all these updates if i want to upgrade to Windows 8.1.
Edited by jds63, 09 July 2014 - 08:21 PM.